2015 Global Security Forum
The 2015 Global Security Forum will be held on Monday, November 16th from 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at CSIS headquarters located at 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036.
Opening Session: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Keynote Address by:
John O. Brennan
Director, Central Intelligence Agency
Morning Breakout Sessions I: 9:30-10:45 a.m.
I. Russia's Strategic Vision
Former Ambassador to the United Nations, the Russian Federation, India, Israel, and Jordan
Former Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
Senior Adviser and Director, Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS
II. Counter-Coercion Strategies: Assessing U.S. Next Steps in Maritime Asia
Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, CSIS
Chair in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy, Georgetown University
Senior Adviser and Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS
Senior Vice President, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, Director of the International Security Program, CSIS
III. Another Last Supper for the Defense Industry?
Senior Advisor, Evercore Partners
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy
CEO, Finmeccanica North America and DRS Technologies
Editor, Defense News
Director, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group and Senior Fellow, International Security Program, CSIS
IV. The Geopolitical Implications of Europe's Migration Crisis
Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States
Financial Times Correspondent, Washington Bureau
Dean, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
Deputy UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic and Director, Europe Program, CSIS
Morning Breakout Sessions II: 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Staff Director, Senate Armed Services Committee
Former Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Senior Adviser, International Security Program, CSIS
Former Associate Director for Defense and International Affairs, Office of Management and Budget
Director, Defense Budget Analysis and Senior Fellow, International Security Program, CSIS
II. Beyond TPP: U.S. Economic Strategy for Asia
Senior Adviser and Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asian Studies, CSIS
Senior Adviser and Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS
Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asian Studies, CSIS
III. Bulls, Bears and Polar Bears: An Energy Market Outlook
Head of Energy Commodities Research, Barclays
Former Senior Director for Energy and Climate, National Security Council
Administrator, U.S. Energy Information Administration
Managing Director and Global Head of Oil Market Research, Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking
Director, Energy and National Security Program, CSIS
Senior Vice President and James R. Schlesinger Chair for Energy & Geopolitics, CSIS
IV. The Human Crisis in Syria and Iraq: What Can be Done?
Executive Director, Médecins Sans Frontières/USA
Director, Project on Nuclear Issues and Senior Adviser, International Security Program, CSIS
Director, Office of Foreign Disaster Relief, USAID
Regional Director for the Middle East, International Committee of the Red Cross
Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center, CSIS
Lunch: 12:15-1:00 p.m
Mid-Day Plenary Session: 1:00-2:15 p.m.
Foreign Policy Priorities for the Next Administration
Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, and Counselor and Senior Advisor for Security and Defense Policy, German Marshall Fund
Ambassador Paula Dobriansky
Former Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, and Senior Fellow, Belfer Center, Harvard University
Resident Fellow, America Enterprise Institute
International Security Program Fellow, New America
Closing Plenary Session: 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Iran and the Way Forward in the Middle East:
A Conversation with Henry Kissinger
Former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor
President and CEO, CSIS